Jessica Dayon's Precut Parade Book Tour

Friday, September 30, 2022

 Hi friends!
Today I am sharing a project I made
from my friend, Jessica Dayon's new book,
Precut Parade.

Jessica's book includes 9 precut-friendly quilt patterns;
3 for Jelly Rolls, 3 for Layer Cakes, and 3 for Fat Quarters!
All of the patterns in the book are beautiful, traditional designs.
I chose to do this fat quarter-friendly pattern called Sparker!

[Photo courtesy of Martingale Publishing]

If you know me at all, you know that I love red, white, and blue quilts
 They're classic, striking, and never go out of style!
So Jessica's Sparkler quilt really spoke to me. 

I wanted to try something completely different though
so I tried a more colorful version using an assortment of 
colors and fabric lines from my stash.

There are two blocks in this quilt so it was really fun to make!

I used the border fabric
(which is from the fabric line, Summers End by
Alison Janssen for FIGO) as the jumping-off point
for my color palette.  I am a big fan of
Alison Janssen and I love the colors in that print -
oranges, pinks, lavenders, golds, and browns.
Perfect for this time of year!

For the back, I used Solar in Lavender 
from Ruby Star Society's Warp and Weft Heirloom collection 
by Alexia Abegg.  For the binding, I used Stitch in Saddle 
from the same line.  They're both wovens so they're very soft!

I had my awesome quilter, Jen Ostler in Highlalnd, UT
quilt it for me using the Interlocking Orange Peel design by Karlee Porter.

I always add one of the simple quilt labels
that I get from Ever Emblem on Etsy.  You can choose any of their labels
and customize them to your liking.  I get the 2" cotton fold-over, sew-in labels.

It's a big quilt; it finishes at 75-1/2" x 88-1/2".

This was such a fun project!  Jessica always writes
fantastic patterns and there are lots of other
quilts in the book that I would love to make!
Including this Layer Cake pattern, called Two Step:

Don't we all have some precuts in our stash that we
want to turn into a quilt? Precut Parade is just the ticket there!

My Sparkler quilt is actually for sale right now
along with a bunch of other quilts!
Visit my Etsy shop HERE to check it out!
UPDATE: This quilt is sold.


  1. You are so good with color. Both Sparkler quilts are wonderful, but the second one you nailed it!
    Thank you for sharing

  2. Your quilt is beautiful!


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